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Upcoming Events:

Weekly Virginia Dairy Updates


Starting Friday, April 24th we will host a short call at noon to update dairy producers in Virginia on current topics.  Calls will last approximately 15 minutes. Please send questions ahead of time to Jeremy Daubert at jdaubert@vt.edu or 540-564-3083.  Available recordings for previous calls are linked below.

Call in Number: 1-862-799-9478

April 24: Jeremy Daubert, VCE, "What can extension do for you?

May 1: Elizabeth Moretz, The Dairy Alliance, "Dairy Promotion"

May 8: Eric Paulson, Virginia State Dairymans Association, "Dairy Policy Updates"

May 15: Christinia Petersson-Wolfe, Virginia Tech, "Mastitis Reduction Tips"

May 22: Gonzalo Ferriera, Virginia Tech, "Forage Quality"

May 29: Dave Winston, Virginia Tech, "Dairy Records Key Indicators"

June 5: Mark Yeazel, Ja Bob Holsteins, "Breeding for A2 and Slick Genes"

June 12: Jeff Bewley, Alltech, "Lean Dairy Management"

June 19: Christine Brodeur, DFA, "Milk Contracting Basics"

June 26: Jeremy Daubert, VCE, "Heat Stress Strategies"

We will post updates to events as we learn more.


Hokie Cow Classic Golf Tournament, Blacksburg

July 19-24 , 2020
2020 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents; Trade show or sponsorship, contact aoverbay@vt.edu

Current Dairy Industry Stats

Virginia January 2020 mailbox price: $20.04
more mailbox prices...

April 2020 Herd Summary   

VA Grade A Dairy Herds as of April 2020:
Cow: 447   |   Goat: 3  

VA Manufactured Grade Herds as of April 2020:
Cow: 3  |  Goat: 13  |  Sheep: 1